What is an emigrant?

In accordance with Section 23 of the Repatriation Law, an emigrant is a person who emigrates from Latvia for permanent residence abroad.

Necessary documents for receiving a statement certifying that the person has no obstacles for emigration from the State:

  • copy of personal identification document;

  • a statement issued by the State Revenue Service that the applicant does not have any tax debts;

  • entry permit of the relevant country, where he or she is departing to, if any is required;

  • a document that confirms payment of the state fee (within 5 working days - 7.60 euro, within 1 working day - 14.16 euro).

Paid service account:

The Beneficiary: Office of Citizenship and Migration Affairs
Reg. No. 90000054163
Account No. LV74TREL2140093025000
the Beneficiary authority: the Treasury, code TRELLV22

Where to submit the documents?

Documents can currently be submitted to the Office of Citizenship and Migration Affairs only remotely:

  1. by post to the Office of Citizenship an Migration Affairs to address: Čiekurkalna 1.līnija 1, k-3, Rīga, LV-1026, Latvia. When sending documents by post, copies of documents must be notarized and legalized, except the copy of a personal identification document;

  2. by means of a secure electronic signature, by sending to e-mail pskn@pmlp.gov.lv, a a certified copy of the original of documents signed with a secure electronic signature (except the copy of a personal identification document).


Upon submitting the documents for receipt of the statement, a person who stays in Latvia on the basis of the residence permit, registration or permanent residence certificate, in accordance with the provisions of regulatory enactments, shall have annulled residence permit, registration or permanent residence certificate.

How to receive prepared statement?

The statement shall be sent to the place of residence indicated in the application of the person.

It is possible to receive the statement within 1 (one) working day only at Riga 1st Division of the Office of Citizenship and Migration Affairs, at Čiekurkalna 1 līnija 1, k-3, Riga, by calling in advance +371 6219411, +371 6219076.

Statements that there are no obstacles to the person emigrating from the State shall not be issued to persons, who emigrate to Russia.

Persons, willing to emigrate for a permanent life in Russia and obtain the status of a migrant, shall turn to the Federal Migration Service of Russia and, in accordance with the agreement of the government of the Republic of Latvia and the government of the Russian Federation on regulation of migration processes and protection of migrants' rights, shall submit documents for acquisition of the status of a migrant.

It is possible to obtain the necessary information regarding the status of a migrant and staying in Russia at the representative office of the Federal Migration of Russia (Krišjāņa Valdemāra iela 33-27, Riga, telephone +371 67311940; e-mail: rvo.latviamigr@mvd.gov.ru).

Where can additional information be found?

In case of any questions or concerns please write an e-mail: pskn@pmlp.gov.lv  or call +371 67209400 on working days.